ESPN NBA commentators tonight are Doris Burke, Chiney Ogwumike, Ryan Ruocco, LaChina Robinson, Carolyn Peck, Rebecca Lobo, Jeff Gundy and Monica McNutt.
The NBA broadcasters on the ESPN network are eminent for offering in-depth match details, analytical viewpoints, timely updates, and live info.
Kudos to their top-notch broadcast service aligned with insightful commentary, basketball fans turn on to the network for watching live matches.
The first NBA games were broadcast on television between 1982 and 1984. NBA and ESPN agreed to a two-year deal on 30 January 1982 to air the league's 10 playoff games as well as its 40 regular-season games from 1982–83 through 1983–84.
ESPN NBA Announcer Tonight
ESPN NBA playoff announcers are:
- Dave Flemming
- Brian Curster
- Dave Pasch
- Beth Mowins
American sportscaster Dave Flemming started working for the network as a college basketball announcer in 2010. He has covered the Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, and WCC for ESPN college basketball working with Dan Dakich, Sean Farnham, and Fran Fraschilla.
In addition, Flemming has also called baseball games for six years including Division Series postseason matches, for the network.
Likewise, Brian Custer joined ESPN in July 2021. Apart from being a play-by-play announcer for basketball games, he also hosts SportsCenter on the network.
Custer was a play-by-play broadcaster for Fox Sports, covering the BIG3, NCAA football, and basketball in addition to certain NFL games.
ESPN announcer Dave Pasch started working for the network in 2003 covering the NBA, college basketball, and football. Also, he has been a play-by-play announcer for Arizona Cardinals since 2002.
Pasch previously worked for CBS Radio/Westwood One for Golf, and West Virginia Radio Corporation for high school football and college basketball tournaments.
In 2006, he began announcing NBA games for the network with Tom Tolbert and Bill Walton. Pasch and Walton later worked together to cover college basketball for Pac-12 coverage beginning in 2013.
Furthermore, Dave has also covered the WNBA, MLB, the NCAA women's basketball tournament, the Great Outdoor Games, and arena football.
ESPN NBA Broadcasters
The NBA analysts on ESPN are:
- Caron Butler
- LaPhonso Ellis
- Matt Barnes
- Richard Jefferson
- Mark Jackson
- Vince Carter
- JJ Redick
Former professional basketball player Caron Butler joined the network as a full-time analyst in 2017. He played for Miami, Lakers, Washington, Dallas, Clippers, Detroit and Sacramento during his 14-year career.
In addition to appearing on NBA Game Time and the PlayersOnly franchise of NBA on TNT, he had a variety of positions with Turner Sports. He got recognition for hosting the "NBA Together" initiative.
LaPhonso Ellis joined ESPN in 2009 as a college basketball analyst. He previously worked as a radio commentator for Notre Dame basketball.
LaPhonso is a former basketball player who has spent 11 years in the NBA playing 625 games. He was selected as the fifth overall pick by Denver Nuggets in the 1992 draft.
The 43 years old Matt Barnes is another basketball analyst for the network. Moreover, he also works for NBC Sports California for the matches of the Sacramento Kings. After taking retirement from playing career in 2017, he embarked on the journey of a sportscaster.
Another player turned broadcaster Richard Jefferson started as a studio analyst for YES Network in 2018. He has also appeared as a basketball analyst for FS1 and the Pac-12 Network apart from ESPN.
In 2017, Jefferson co-hosted the podcast named Road Trippin with the former Cavaliers sideline reporter Allie Clifton and his close friend Channing Frye.
Mark Jackson signed a multiyear agreement with ESPN to work as a game analyst on May 17, 2014. He earlier worked for YES Network and ABC.
While working for ABC, Mark teamed with Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy. Also as a professional basketball player, he spent 17 years in the NBA and served as a head coach for the Golden State Warriors from 2011 to 2014.
ESPN NBA Sideline Reporters
Sideline reporters for the network are:
- Katie George
- Israel Gutierrez
- Cassidy Hubbarth
- Lisa Salters
- Jorge Sedano
- Malika Andrews
American sportscaster Katie George started her career in 2015 after completing her bachelor's degree. While covering college football games for the network, she joined ESPN full-time in 2021.
Katie was initially hired by a local station in Louisville Kentucky as a reporter at WDRB. After covering the Milwaukee Bucks for Fox Sports Wisconsin during the 2018–19 NBA season, she moved on to the new ACC Network in 2019.
Reporter Israel Gutierrez appeared on ESPN's The Sports Reporters in November 2008. Israel worked in the sports commentary team with Jay Crawford and Skip Bayless on ESPN2'S ESPN First Take.
He appeared as a guest host on ESPN radio series such as the Dan LeBatard Show and Highly Questionable. Together with ESPN reporter Sarah Spain, Gutierrez co-hosted the radio program Izzy and Spain.
Cassidy Hubbarth is a successful reporter and host for a number of ESPN's signature brands, most notably the NBA. During the regular season and the NBA Playoffs, she works full-time as a reporter for the network's game telecasts.
Hubbarth began working for ESPN in 2010 and hosted NBA, college basketball, and college football content on ESPN3. She started presenting NBA broadcasts on ESPN in 2013.
Lisa Salters covers the basketball games on ESPN and ABC as well as the NFL's Monday Night Football for two of ESPN's biggest sports sites. Since 2005, Salters has been a part of ESPN's and ABC's NBA coverage.
She takes part in the extensively covered NBA Saturday Primetime and NBA Sunday Showcase games. She worked as a sideline reporter for ABC's Saturday Night Football college football games for five seasons.
At the ESPN World of Sports Complex in Florida, Malika Andrews made her sideline reporting debut in the 2019–20 season, covering the NBA Playoffs. Malika spent a year as a correspondent for the Chicago Tribune before beginning his career with ESPN in October 2018.
She was one of the first reporters to join the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in 2020 to cover the ending of the 2019–20 NBA season in the Bubble. Andrews also made history by becoming the first woman to host the NBA Draft on June 23, 2022.